Klaus Kugel

drums, percussion

  • phone: + 49 38737 338 600
  • mobile: +49 1573 79 52 442
  • email: mail [at] klauskugel.com

Projects

Projects

SWITCHBACK


SWITCHBACK

Svetlana Minakova

Mars Williams - saxophones, flutes | Waclaw Zimpel - clarinets, flutes
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


SWITCHBACK is a high octane quartet from Chicago, Warsaw, NYC and Cologne.
2 CDs on Multikulti: "SWITCHBACK" & "LIVE IN UKRAINE"
NEXT TOUR 2017 !!


Project website: www.switchback.inemu.com

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VANDERMARK-TOKAR-KUGEL


VANDERMARK-TOKAR-KUGEL

Ken Vandermark - saxophones, clarinets
Mark Tokar - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums

>> upcoming tour: December 2016
upcoming CD on NotTwo Records !!!


Project website: vandermark.tokar.kugel-trio.com

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SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL


SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL

Sabir Mateen - alto & tenor sax, flutes, alto & b-clarinet, poetry
Christopher Dell - vibes | Christian Ramond - bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Sabir Mateen’s enduring presence which no-one can ignore within the scene of improvisational music has made him protagonist of one chapter in Phil Freeman’s book "New York Is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz".

" ... Dell, Ramond and Kugel ... is an excellent rhythm section, that quietly turns in an exhilarating performance. Everything is terrifically balanced, from the song structures to the interaction. Collective motion is electric: a charging, spasmodic swing rises up from all sides. They are, simply, an irresistible rhythm trio, by turns direct, elusive, and awash in color." - Greg Buium, CODA MAGAZINE, Canada, 2003

listen to the quartet: www.inemu.com


Project website: www.sabir-mateen.and.dell.ramond.kugel-trio.com

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ULTRAMARINE


ULTRAMARINE

Uliana Horbachevska - voice | Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Mark Tokar - double bass, voice | Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion


"The group`s sound ... runs the gamut of human expression, traversing a landscape of peaks and valleys. Using Ukrainian folklore and free-form improv, the quartet stirs up infectious enthusiasm ... maintain a cohesive warmth, with an almost invisible seam connecting each section ... the music reaches an ecstatic climax ... " - John Barron, theJazzWord, USA, 2012

Watch ULTRAMARINE on youtu.be youtu.be


Project website: www.ultramarine.inemu.com

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GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

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"... and they re still playing highly interactive, tensile music."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2007

" ... improvisational genius of the highest order"
- Tom Sekowski, The Live Music Report, January 2008, USA

"The Ganelin Trio Priority played a staggering set on the penultimate evening of the June, 2007 Vision Festival, a continuous and constantly morphing shock-and-awe campaign in which all national and international demarcations were obliterated."
- Marc Medwin, AllAboutJazz.com, August, 2007, USA

"The evening concert series featured some real high-octane entertainment, with the biggest explosion and highlight coming early in the form of the New York City debut of the Ganelin Trio Priority. ... Vysniauskas and Kugel proved to be dynamic players and improvisers, perfectly suited for the trio`s dance with the devil."
- Ken Weiss, JAZZIMPROV, USA, 2007


Project website: www.GanelinTrio.com

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DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE


DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE

John Dikeman - tenor & baritone saxophone
Raoul van der Weide - contrabass, crackle box
Klaus Kugel - drums


Shades of Albert Ayler fragmented and fermented in a universe converging in refractory impro areas, temperaments and sounds.
● CD on NotTwo Records: "ACROSS THE SKY"


Project website: www.dikeman-kugel-vanderweide.inemu.com

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MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL


MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL

photo © Nick Ruechel

Jemeel Moondoc - alto saxophone | Roy Campbell - trumpet, fluegelhorn, flute
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Watch the quartet on youtu.be

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